question about masking in illustrator

gonnabuyamac

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Sep 26, 2006
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i a couple text objects that i would like to use to mask over a picture in illustrator cs3. i can make one text object work, but i can't figure out how to combine the text objects so they can both mask at the same time.

anybody know how to do that?
 

tobefirst

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Jan 24, 2005
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You need to use the Pathfinder>Shape Modes: Add to shape area to "combine" the two separate texts. Select both texts, then do the pathfinder on them. I outlined the text first before I did it. I don't know if that mattered or not. After that, you'll be able to use Clipping Mask>Create Mask to do what you're looking for.
 
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Halcyon

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Sep 21, 2006
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If you don't outline the text, you can go straight to make clipping path. Once the text is outlined, indeed you have to apply the above described proceedure.
 
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